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Our affiliated faculty hail from a wide variety of schools, departments and institutions.

CTLS projects regularly call for investigator expertise in:

  • civil engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • computer science
  • economics
  • geography
  • planning
  • landscape architecture
  • material science
  • applied mathematics.

Oftentimes, investigators will work in conjunction with a diverse group of specialists to address the many facets of creating sustainable transportation solutions. These diverse ranges of experience are important because sustainability is not simply making sure our state’s cars put out less CO2, nor is it simply encouraging more people to use public transportation.

As Dr. Norman Garrick eloquently pointed out in a recent proposal: “The idea of focusing on sustainability is to understand the trade-offs, so that there is no longer a single minded focus on one aspect of life to the detriment of other aspects.”

A simple example of a sustainability issue which could be addressed by a group of specialists would be: how coastal roadways will be impacted by rising sea levels. In order to create a working model of the impact, a principal investigator with a background in civil engineering might team up with a oceanographer, a geographer, and a geologist to combine their knowledge into one answer (or in some cases, newer and more difficult questions).

 

CTLS News

Undergraduates Invited to Apply to 2016 TURF Program

The Center for Transportation and Livable Systems (CTLS) is pleased to announce the sixth year of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program and invites interested undergraduates to apply. The TURF program at the University of Connecticut is an intensive summer research … Continue reading


CTLS Invites Applicants for 2015 Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Program

CTLS is pleased to announce the fifth year of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program. The TURF program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is an intensive summer research experience designed for junior and senior undergraduate college students who … Continue reading


2014 Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Seeks Applicants

CTLS is pleased to announce the fourth year of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program. The TURF program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is an intensive summer research experience designed for junior and senior undergraduate college students who … Continue reading


Highway Death Tolls Rise for First Time in Six Years

Crash fatalities on U.S. highways in 2012 rose 5.3% as compared to 2011. This number ended a six year run of consistent declines in crash fatalities. Approximately 34,000 people died on highways in 2012 – meaning that 1.1 people die … Continue reading


DOT Commits $600,000 to Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center

The state of Connecticut Department of Transportation has committed $600,000 dollars to the 6 month old Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC). CTSRC shares the Longley Building on UConn’s Depot Campus with CTLS. The CTSRC is a relatively new program … Continue reading


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